Wild acquire Jordan Leopold

The Minnesota Wild have traded for defenseman Jordan Leopold on Monday, sending back Justin Falk and a fifth-round pick to the Columbus Blue Jackets in the deal.

The 34-year-old Leopold, a Golden Valley, Minnesota, native, appeared in 25 games for the Blue Jackets this season and provides the Wild with some depth at the position.

The Wild got a leg up on the trade market earlier this season, acquiring goaltender Devan Dubnyk in a move that has been heralded as a season saver. General manager Chuck Fletcher also added depth forward Sean Bergenheim last week.